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BrightSpring Health Services Acquires Abode Healthcare

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 3:19pm

b'BrightSpring Health Services completed the acquisition of Abode Healthcare today.\nAbode Healthcare is one of the nation\xe2\x80\x99s leading providers of home health and hospice services.

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  • b'BrightSpring Health Services completed the acquisition of Abode Healthcare today.\nAbode Healthcare is one of the nation\xe2\x80\x99s leading providers of home health and hospice services.
  • Headquartered in Durango, Colorado, Abode provides home health and hospice care in 12 states through 41 branches.
  • In combination with BrightSpring\xe2\x80\x99s existing home health and hospice business, the company\xe2\x80\x99s expanded footprint in the segment now spans 17 states.\n\xe2\x80\x9cWe are thrilled to become part of the BrightSpring family,\xe2\x80\x9d said Mike McMaude, Abode CEO, who will continue to lead the business under the Abode and affiliate names.
  • Follow us on Facebook , Twitter , and LinkedIn .\nBrightSpring Health Services is the leading provider of complementary home and community-based pharmacy and health services for complex populations in need of specialized and/or chronic care.

Celebrating 100,000 COVID-19 Doses at Minnesota’s Community Health Centers

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 5:21pm

This milestone will occur just four months after MDH delivered its first doses to the state\xe2\x80\x99s CHCs, which began to immediately administer these doses to patients.\nMinnesota's Community Health Centers serve approximately 200,000 low-income individuals, many of whom have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and rely on their health center for COVID-19 testing and now vaccinations.\n\xe2\x80\x9cWe are grateful for the Walz-Flanagan Administration\xe2\x80\x99s commitment to ensuring Community Health Centers can continue to create innovative and resilient solutions to keep low-income Minnesotans healthy,\xe2\x80\x9d said Jonathan Watson, CEO of the Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers.

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  • This milestone will occur just four months after MDH delivered its first doses to the state\xe2\x80\x99s CHCs, which began to immediately administer these doses to patients.\nMinnesota's Community Health Centers serve approximately 200,000 low-income individuals, many of whom have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and rely on their health center for COVID-19 testing and now vaccinations.\n\xe2\x80\x9cWe are grateful for the Walz-Flanagan Administration\xe2\x80\x99s commitment to ensuring Community Health Centers can continue to create innovative and resilient solutions to keep low-income Minnesotans healthy,\xe2\x80\x9d said Jonathan Watson, CEO of the Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers.
  • Although the ever-present challenges that low-income individuals face in accessing health care have grown significantly during the pandemic, Community Health Centers continue to advance the vision of health equity for all, as a trusted community provider administering COVID-19 tests and vaccinations.\nThe Minnesota Department of Health vaccine supply is complementing the Biden Administration\xe2\x80\x99s efforts to utilize Community Health Centers as a vital COVID-19 access point.
  • Currently, 11 of the state\xe2\x80\x99s 17 Community Health Centers are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses from the federal government.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cWe are particularly thankful for the role Minnesota\xe2\x80\x99s Community Health Centers play in helping advance our goal to immunize for impact.

IHI and DAISY Foundation™ Honor Nursing Professionals

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 2:03pm

b'The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the DAISY Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2021 DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Nurses in Patient Safety, presented in collaboration with IHI.

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  • b'The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the DAISY Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2021 DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Nurses in Patient Safety, presented in collaboration with IHI.
  • Registration is now open for the virtual event, taking place May 11-13.\nA signature program of the DAISY Foundation, the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses\xc2\xae recognizes individual nurses and clinical teams throughout the year for their extraordinary, compassionate care.
  • More than 4,700 health care facilities and nursing schools across the US and in 28 other countries participate every year.
  • The DAISY Award celebrates nurses in over 4,700 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing around the world.

Cross Country Healthcare Announces First Quarter 2021 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 9:00pm

b"Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCRN) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss its first quarter 2021 financial results on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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  • b"Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCRN) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss its first quarter 2021 financial results on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (the \xe2\x80\x9cCompany\xe2\x80\x9d) intends to distribute its earnings press release after market close on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.\nThis call will be webcast live and can be accessed at the Company\xe2\x80\x99s website at www.crosscountryhealthcare.com or by dialing 888-566-1099 from anywhere in the U.S. or by dialing 773-799-3716 from non-U.S. locations \xe2\x80\x93 Passcode: Cross Country.
  • As a multi-year Best of Staffing\xc2\xae Award winner, CCH is committed to an exceptionally high level of service to both our clients and our healthcare professionals.
  • In February 2021, CCH earned Energage\xe2\x80\x99s inaugural 2021 Top Workplaces USA award.

Jet Health, Inc. Acquires Hospice de la Luz in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 1:00pm

b'Jet Health Inc. , a leading regional provider of home health and hospice services, announced today the acquisition of Hospice de la Luz , an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based hospice company.

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  • b'Jet Health Inc. , a leading regional provider of home health and hospice services, announced today the acquisition of Hospice de la Luz , an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based hospice company.
  • We knew our patients and employees would be in good hands with Jet Health.\xe2\x80\x9d\nTerms of the transaction were not disclosed.
  • Founded in 2016, Jet Health continues to build its business through organic growth, strategic acquisitions and de novo development in target markets.
  • Jet Health leverages local brands and operating expertise while sharing best practices across its companies while centralizing back office functions.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210414005164/en/\n'

Amwell to Report First Quarter 2021 Operating Results and Host Conference Call on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 11:00am

b'Amwell \xc2\xae, (NYSE: AMWL) (the "Company") a national telehealth leader, today announced that it will report first quarter ended March 31, 2021 operating results on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

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  • b'Amwell \xc2\xae, (NYSE: AMWL) (the "Company") a national telehealth leader, today announced that it will report first quarter ended March 31, 2021 operating results on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
  • Please connect at least 15 minutes prior to the live webcast to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be needed to access the webcast.
  • Alternatively, please call (833) 979-2840 (U.S.) or (236) 384-2051 (International) to listen to the live conference call.
  • The conference ID number for the live call will be 4793448.

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Selects Spok Go® to Improve Connectivity Across the Health System

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 2:05pm

Additionally, St. Joseph\xe2\x80\x99s Healthcare Hamilton is collaborating with Spok to help optimize Spok Go as a Clinical Innovation Partner.

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  • Additionally, St. Joseph\xe2\x80\x99s Healthcare Hamilton is collaborating with Spok to help optimize Spok Go as a Clinical Innovation Partner.
  • Joseph\'s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) is a leading research and academic health science centre located in the heart of Hamilton, Ontario.
  • St. Joseph\'s Healthcare Hamilton, a proud member of St. Joseph\'s Health System, is a teaching hospital affiliated with the world-renowned McMaster University.
  • For more information, visit spok.com or follow @spoktweets on Twitter.\nSpok is a trademark of Spok Holdings, Inc. Spok Go and Spok Care Connect are trademarks of Spok, Inc.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210414005044/en/\n'

Smiths Medical Partners With Parkview Health to Enhance Patient and Clinician Safety

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 9:38pm

b'Smiths Medical, a global medical device manufacturer, announced today that Parkview Health, based in Fort Wayne, Indiana., has integrated its PharmGuard\xc2\xae Infusion Management System with its electronic health record system to establish bi-directional interoperability across all hospital in its health system.

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  • b'Smiths Medical, a global medical device manufacturer, announced today that Parkview Health, based in Fort Wayne, Indiana., has integrated its PharmGuard\xc2\xae Infusion Management System with its electronic health record system to establish bi-directional interoperability across all hospital in its health system.
  • Clinician orders can be sent from the EHR to the pump, providing an extra level of safety for patients and care teams.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cThe successful EHR integration with Parkview demonstrates our ongoing commitment to enabling patient safety by reducing administration errors and delivering patient flow automation, which can free up clinicians to spend more time with their patients.
  • "\nA leading supplier of specialized medical devices and equipment for global markets, focusing on the medication delivery, vital care and safety devices market segments.

carafem Introduces “Cara,” First Virtual Assistant to Facilitate Abortion Care via Telemedicine, With Increased Access to the Abortion Pill, Mifepristone by Mail

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 8:21pm

Our new virtual assistant, \xe2\x80\x9cCara\xe2\x80\x9d now allows carafem clients access to 24/7 medical support while they safely use the abortion pill at home.\xe2\x80\x9d\nDue to pandemic barriers, carafem saw an 87% increase in inquiries regarding abortion pills by mail, demonstrating that telemedicine abortion is an essential medical service.

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  • Our new virtual assistant, \xe2\x80\x9cCara\xe2\x80\x9d now allows carafem clients access to 24/7 medical support while they safely use the abortion pill at home.\xe2\x80\x9d\nDue to pandemic barriers, carafem saw an 87% increase in inquiries regarding abortion pills by mail, demonstrating that telemedicine abortion is an essential medical service.
  • This 21st-century medical care option assures greater access to care while reducing barriers associated with unnecessary cost.
  • As abortion restrictions have continued to grow from coast to coast, carafem quickly pivoted to ensure people are able to access abortion care more quickly, safely, and affordably.
  • carafem is changing the environment of abortion care by making its services and information accessible, understandable, and supportive.

AdaptHealth Corp.’s Board of Directors’ Statement on Co-Chief Executive Officer Luke McGee

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 2:48pm

b'The Board of Directors of AdaptHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: AHCO) (\xe2\x80\x9cAdaptHealth\xe2\x80\x9d or the \xe2\x80\x9cCompany\xe2\x80\x9d) today issued the following statement:\nAdaptHealth Corp. has learned that authorities in Denmark have formally charged Co-Chief Executive Officer Luke McGee with alleged tax fraud arising from certain past private activity.

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  • b'The Board of Directors of AdaptHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: AHCO) (\xe2\x80\x9cAdaptHealth\xe2\x80\x9d or the \xe2\x80\x9cCompany\xe2\x80\x9d) today issued the following statement:\nAdaptHealth Corp. has learned that authorities in Denmark have formally charged Co-Chief Executive Officer Luke McGee with alleged tax fraud arising from certain past private activity.
  • AdaptHealth provides a full suite of medical products and solutions designed to help patients manage chronic conditions in the home, adapt to life and thrive.
  • AdaptHealth services beneficiaries of Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance payors.
  • AdaptHealth services approximately 1.8 million patients annually in all 50 states through its network of 269 locations in 41 states.